Pennsylvania ProStart

Pennsylvania ProStart ProStart is a nationwide, two-year high school program that unites the classroom and industry to develop the best and brightest talent into tomorrow’s restaurant leaders.

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Lettuce *toast* to the humble sandwich on #NationalSandwichDay. We loaf you! 🥪 (Ok, who can come up with a better pun? 😂...
11/03/2020

Lettuce *toast* to the humble sandwich on #NationalSandwichDay. We loaf you! 🥪 (Ok, who can come up with a better pun? 😂 Comment below please!)

Mifflin County Academy of Science & Technology culinary students recently learned how to operate an electric slicer, and put their skills to the test by making a variety of delicious hot and cold sandwiches. #MadeInProStart #yum

Enjoy the delicious looking fall colors in this dessert from Milton Hershey School culinary students at #PAPSI20! This s...
10/30/2020

Enjoy the delicious looking fall colors in this dessert from Milton Hershey School culinary students at #PAPSI20! This spiced honey cake with mascarpone cream, blackberries, and marzipan was part of their first place winning trio. #FoodFriday #MadeInProStart

Congratulations IUP Academy of Culinary Arts Chef Andrew Nutter for being recognized as the American Culinary Federation...
10/23/2020

Congratulations IUP Academy of Culinary Arts Chef Andrew Nutter for being recognized as the American Culinary Federation Groundhog Chapter's 2020 Chef of the Year! Thank you for continually sharing your expertise and guidance with the ProStart program in Pennsylvania and beyond. What a well-deserved honor! 🤩👨‍🍳

The Groundhog Chapter of the American Culinary Federation has bestowed the 2020 Chef of the Year Award to Andrew Nutter. The ACFGC Chef of the Year award pays tribute to an active culinarian whose knowledge, skills, expertise, guidance and direction have enhanced the image of the professional chef and who, by example, has given leadership, and direction to culinarians seeking a career in the culinary profession. Congratulations Chef Nutter!

10/20/2020
Hampton Winds Restaurant

Happy International Chefs Day! 👨‍🍳

Chef Will from Northampton Community College makes nachos, but vegan! Trust us, you'll love it!

Another great (free!) virtual learning opportunity. Who wants to up their cheeseboard game? 🧀🙋‍♀️ (Note this webinar tak...
10/20/2020

Another great (free!) virtual learning opportunity. Who wants to up their cheeseboard game? 🧀🙋‍♀️ (Note this webinar takes place 6:30 PM London time; 1:30 PM Eastern Standard Time)

There's still time to register and join 'The Art of Cheeseboard Making' masterclass with Roland Barthelemy - Wednesday 21st Oct 6.30pm Live on Zoom and streamed in French, English & Spanish!

This is one not to be missed, an opportunity to learn form the master and create the perfect cheeseboard at home. Have you signed up yet? Head to the events page on our website to receive the link to join 👇

https://hubs.la/H0y7mkd0

Lebanon County Career & Technology Center culinary students prepared boxed lunches for the Pennsylvania Restaurant & Lod...
10/19/2020

Lebanon County Career & Technology Center culinary students prepared boxed lunches for the Pennsylvania Restaurant & Lodging Association's Central Chapter Golf Outing at the Hershey Country Club. Great job! ⛳

Turning up the heat in Culinary Arts at Mifflin County Academy of Science & Technology! #MadeInProStart #FoodFriday 🌶
10/16/2020

Turning up the heat in Culinary Arts at Mifflin County Academy of Science & Technology! #MadeInProStart #FoodFriday 🌶

Thank you, Mr. Kevin Baker, for the delicious garden
fresh peppers. Students are going to make several amazing dishes with them. First, to determine the degree of heat!

NJ ProStart is hosting a live chef demo with Chef Jesse Jones, and you're invited! All ProStart students are welcome to ...
10/14/2020

NJ ProStart is hosting a live chef demo with Chef Jesse Jones, and you're invited! All ProStart students are welcome to register for this Zoom event, taking place next Tuesday at 10 AM. Register at: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0lduuurTkiGtVkwwWwrTbx6TVpynSzh2KV?fbclid=IwAR3mCIwSVeT6hzPNThi9ZKwDKQlEtW-T4j6v9cJqkzdWutrIeUjG_53en5k

Join us for the 1st EVER Live Chef Demo with Chef Jesse Jones, a Newark native and cookbook author! Registration is required. #ProStart students are encouraged to attend this awesome opportunity to watch a demo and ask questions! Register using the zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0lduuurTkiGtVkwwWwrTbx6TVpynSzh2KV

Amazon Prime Day is here, October 13th & 14th! Remember to use smile.amazon.com & select "Pennsylvania Restaurant & Lodg...
10/13/2020

Amazon Prime Day is here, October 13th & 14th! Remember to use smile.amazon.com & select "Pennsylvania Restaurant & Lodging Association Educational Foundation, Inc" as your preferred charity.

Anybody doing some Amazon Prime Day shopping today and tomorrow? Did you know you can earn $ for the PRLA Educational Foundation each time you shop, just by using Amazon Smile? It's easy, just shop at smile.amazon.com, and select "Pennsylvania Restaurant & Lodging Association Educational Foundation, Inc" as your preferred charity. Each time you buy, a % will go to PRLAEF, at no cost to you. Thanks for helping to support our scholarship fund for PA culinary & hospitality students!

Fall is in full swing and we love seeing what fun treats #PAProStart students are whipping up! These decorated carrot cu...
10/09/2020

Fall is in full swing and we love seeing what fun treats #PAProStart students are whipping up! These decorated carrot cupcakes from Lebanon County Career & Technology Center are giving us all of the #spooky vibes. #MadeInProStart #FoodFriday #SpookySeason

Fall is in full swing and we love seeing what fun treats #PAProStart students are whipping up! These decorated carrot cu...
10/09/2020

Fall is in full swing and we love seeing what fun treats #PAProStart students are whipping up! These decorated carrot cupcakes from Lebanon County Career & Technology Center are giving us all of the #spooky vibes. #MadeInProStart #FoodFriday #SpookySeason

Happy #PierogiDay, PA! How do you like yours? Boiled? Fried? With or without onions? 😋🥟
10/08/2020

Happy #PierogiDay, PA! How do you like yours? Boiled? Fried? With or without onions? 😋🥟

It’s National Pierogi Day! 😋

Did you know? Pennsylvania is home of the world record for the largest pierogi.

We want to take a minute to say thank you to our amazing ProStart teachers all across Pennsylvania on #WorldTeachersDay!...
10/05/2020

We want to take a minute to say thank you to our amazing ProStart teachers all across Pennsylvania on #WorldTeachersDay! Every year, but especially in this year of "pivoting" and uncertainty, we appreciate the great work that you do to educate and nurture students who will become the future of our industry. THANK YOU TEACHERS! 🙏💚💙

10/02/2020
Greater Johnstown Career and Technology Center

Looks like the culinary arts students at Greater Johnstown Career and Technology Center were busy this past month! 🤩#MadeInProStart #FoodFriday

Check out all of the amazing and delicious culinary creations our talented students made during the month of September!

10/01/2020
Pennsylvania Restaurant & Lodging Association

Hey PA ProStart students! Are you graduating this year, and headed to post-secondary education for culinary arts or hospitality? Apply for the PRLAEF Scholarship Program from the Pennsylvania Restaurant & Lodging Association. If you are a former recipient, you're welcome to re-apply each year you are eligible. Apply by March 1, 2021 at: www.prla.org/scholarships

PRLA Educational Foundation Scholarship applications are now open for the 2021-22 school year! Pennsylvania residents who are graduating high school seniors or currently enrolled in a post-secondary hospitality or culinary arts program are encouraged to apply at www.prla.org/scholarships by March 1, 2021. Tag or share with someone who may be eligible!

Here's a holiday we can get behind—it's #NationalCookingDay! Show us what you're cooking up today. Use hashtags #MadeInP...
09/25/2020

Here's a holiday we can get behind—it's #NationalCookingDay! Show us what you're cooking up today. Use hashtags #MadeInProStart and #PAProStart and we may share your post. 👩‍🍳👨‍🍳 #FoodFriday

Most foodborne illness happens because foods that needs time and temperature control for safety have been time-temperatu...
09/23/2020

Most foodborne illness happens because foods that needs time and temperature control for safety have been time-temperature abused. Limit the time food spends in the Temperature Danger Zone (between 41°F and 135°F). Learn more at: https://bit.ly/2R8kfMO #NationalFoodSafetyMonth

ProStart Program
09/22/2020

ProStart Program

September is #FoodSafetyEducationMonth. 🍽

ProStart offers students the opportunity to become ServSafe certified, an integral part of preparing for a restaurant industry career.

The weather is starting to cool down and that means it's time to bake all the delicious fall pies! Culinary arts student...
09/18/2020

The weather is starting to cool down and that means it's time to bake all the delicious fall pies! Culinary arts students at Fayette County CTI did an excellent job designing these pies. What's your favorite flavor? 🥧 PA ProStart students & teachers - don't forget to use #MadeInProStart to share what you're making with us and the National ProStart Program! #FoodFriday

It's week 3 of #NationalFoodSafetyMonth with ServSafe! Cross contamination can happen at almost any point in the flow of...
09/16/2020

It's week 3 of #NationalFoodSafetyMonth with ServSafe! Cross contamination can happen at almost any point in the flow of food, including these four main areas:
- Receiving
- Storing
- Preparing
- Serving
Make sure you know how to prevent cross-contamination with the free resources at: https://bit.ly/2R8kfMO

Bakers from all over the world are invited to compete in the world's largest online baking competition! The winner to re...
09/16/2020

Bakers from all over the world are invited to compete in the world's largest online baking competition! The winner to receive worldwide recognition as The Greatest Baker of 2020 and a year supply of Pennsylvania's own Stuffed Puffs, he/she will also be featured in Bake from Scratch Magazine and take home $10,000. Must be 18 years or older. Details at: https://bit.ly/33wtsog

#FoodFriday entree made by Central Westmoreland CTC students this past year at #PAPSI20. Great job students! #MadeInProS...
09/11/2020

#FoodFriday entree made by Central Westmoreland CTC students this past year at #PAPSI20. Great job students! #MadeInProStart

It's week 2 of #NationalFoodSafetyMonth! Food can easily be contaminated if you don't keep your facility and equipment c...
09/09/2020

It's week 2 of #NationalFoodSafetyMonth! Food can easily be contaminated if you don't keep your facility and equipment clean and sanitized. Do you know when and how to properly clean and sanitize? Head to https://bit.ly/2R8kfMO for more resources from ServSafe.

"The Penn State Butcher School addresses a longtime, growing and immediate need nationwide, but especially in the common...
09/08/2020
Penn State to Start Butcher School

"The Penn State Butcher School addresses a longtime, growing and immediate need nationwide, but especially in the commonwealth," said Jonathan Campbell, Penn State Extension's meat specialist and one of the organizers of the program." https://bit.ly/2GKnybr

Interested in becoming a butcher apprentice? Begins January 2021; must be 18+ with high school diploma or GED. Learn more at: http://bit.ly/PSUbutcher
Penn State Extension Butcher Program

Because local meat processors provide an essential service for farmers who want to sell directly to consumers, Penn State is launching a butcher training program to grow the availability of

We are so here for this "Sweet & Spicy Prosciutto" appetizer from Jeff Tech culinary team at #PAPSI20. Fresh toasted bag...
09/04/2020

We are so here for this "Sweet & Spicy Prosciutto" appetizer from Jeff Tech culinary team at #PAPSI20. Fresh toasted baguette slices topped with crisp pear, salty prosciutto, arugula, crumbled goat cheese, & spicy honey? Yes please! #FoodFriday #MadeInProStart

Way to go Mrs. Stevenson! Your students are lucky to have you. #MadeInProStart #ProStartProud
09/02/2020

Way to go Mrs. Stevenson! Your students are lucky to have you. #MadeInProStart #ProStartProud

Our first ‘Teacher Feature’ is of Mrs. Camille Stevenson, Culinary Arts Instructor as well as the Advisor for both Pennsylvania ProStart and Pennsylvania FCCLA student organizations. When meeting with Mrs. Stevenson, not only did her lesson plans for her students sound exciting but she was just as excited to share!

She said, “In the past, my students expressed their concerns and have asked about the cruelty to animals when being raised specifically for the food industry. I wanted them to not just learn about the methods of how some animals are raised for the industry but know where our food comes from and/or where it is grown. In addition, I just want my students to realize that just because they come to my program, doesn’t mean that their only hope for a culinary related job is in a kitchen or a restaurant. SO NOT TRUE! My program offers MANY diverse career related pathways in this industry. Just ask my graduates!”

To read more about what BCCTC's Culinary Arts students are going to be doing this nine weeks, please go to: https://www.bcctc.org/teacher-feature-in-culinary-arts/
Pennsylvania Department of Education Beaver County Times Association for Career and Technical Education Beaver Countian
#rethinkCTCeducation #putyoureducationinyourhands #wegiveyouthetoolstobuildyourfuture #SkilledTrades #futureprofessionals #cteinpa #PASuccess #culinaryartsindustry

September is #NationalFoodSafetyMonth. Personal hygiene plays an important role in keeping guests, employees, and yourse...
09/01/2020

September is #NationalFoodSafetyMonth. Personal hygiene plays an important role in keeping guests, employees, and yourself healthy. Head to https://bit.ly/2YUqb0a for a pop quiz and more resources from ServSafe.

All smiles for back to school! #Flashback to Crawford County Career and Technical Center's restaurant management team pr...
08/28/2020

All smiles for back to school! #Flashback to Crawford County Career and Technical Center's restaurant management team presenting at #PAPSI20. Their restaurant concept, The Rustic Faucet, earned them 2nd place in the competition! We love seeing the creativity and new ideas that come from #PAProStart students each year. #MadeInProStart

In hospitality, we always find a way. Great job adapting to the unique circumstances of this year Greater Johnstown Care...
08/26/2020

In hospitality, we always find a way. Great job adapting to the unique circumstances of this year Greater Johnstown Career and Technology Center! #perseverance

Today each GJCTC student received a GJCTC neck gaiter, a hat shield and a neck shield. The culinary arts students loved the neck shields and quickly got to work honing their culinary skills!

08/26/2020

Hey PA ProStart students—Chef Michael D. Symon has a message for you! 🤩 Sending good vibes your way as you head back to school. Let us know what you're excited to learn about this year. 👨‍🍳🧁🍳👨🏿‍💼🥡👩🏼‍💼

We all have a part to play in stopping the spread of COVID-19. Remember to #MaskUpPA!
08/25/2020

We all have a part to play in stopping the spread of COVID-19. Remember to #MaskUpPA!

Ingredients for a safe campus are at our fingertips. Mask up!

08/24/2020

Back to school greetings from Pennsylvania Restaurant & Lodging Association Board Chairman and Co-Founder of Victory Beer, Bill Covaleski! Good luck to all of the students and teachers starting this week, whether it be in person or virtually. We know you'll make the best of this year, and we wish you all the best as your pursue your passions in the culinary and hospitality world! #MadeInProStart

Don't mind us, just drooling over this beautiful dish made by Indiana County Technology Center culinary students at #PAP...
08/21/2020

Don't mind us, just drooling over this beautiful dish made by Indiana County Technology Center culinary students at #PAPSI20. Jumbo sea scallops sauteed in lemon thyme brown butter, served over creamy parmesean polenta with fresh asparagus. 🤤 #FoodFriday #MadeInProStart

PA ProStart and Pennsylvania Restaurant & Lodging Association are looking for culinary and hospitality industry professi...
08/19/2020

PA ProStart and Pennsylvania Restaurant & Lodging Association are looking for culinary and hospitality industry professionals who'd like to give back as a virtual guest speaker/presenter for high school CTE programs throughout Pennsylvania. Click the link below for more info.

As schools prepare to reopen for the 2020-21 school year, there is much uncertainty around what instruction will look like for students and teachers. High school culinary arts programs across Pennsylvania are trying to figure out how to deliver the technical skills and hands-on learning they are built on in a virtual environment.

PRLA and Pennsylvania ProStart are asking for your help in identifying and delivering creative virtual experiences to compliment and enrich these students' program. Now, more than ever, it's vital to connect with these students and assure them that they have a future in our industry. Let us know how you can support them by filling out the form below: https://bit.ly/3iVlhrE

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Feeding Dreams. Building Futures.

ProStart® is a nationwide, two-year program for high school students that develops their talent into tomorrow’s restaurant and foodservice industry leaders.

ProStart’s industry-driven curriculum provides real-world educational opportunities and practical skills to open doors for fulfilling careers in the restaurant and foodservice industry. The curriculum teaches all facets of the industry, as well as provides students with on-the-job experiences where they can apply their classroom knowledge in real world situations.

Visit www.prla.org/prostart for more information. Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram at @PAProstart!